Sociodemographic Data Collection

Potential harms associated with routine collection of patient sociodemographic information: A rapid review

In collaboration with the Ottawa Hospital, we received funding from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network to conduct a rapid review to assess:

  1. potential or actual harms experienced by patients or their families when they are asked to provide information about their race/ethnicity/culture/language, religion, and income during routine healthcare visits;
  2. clinicians' concerns with the potential harms experienced by patients or their families when they are asked to provide information about their race/ethnicity/culture/language, religion, and income during routine healthcare visits; and 
  3. identify best practices for the routine collection of sociodemographic data to reduce the risks of potential harms for patientes and their families.

Click here to read the protocol for this rapid review.